Migration minister Ben Macpherson yesterday said Brexit was making it more difficult for an Aberdeen-based charity to recruit volunteers to support adults with additional needs.
Michael Matheson has been urged to give a “full and urgent” update to MSPs on the contractual dispute that has led to the delayed opening of the AWPR’s Don Crossing.
Almost £1,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on giving Derek Mackay public speaking lessons from a firm which promises to turn “nervous wrecks into skilled presenters”.
The UK Government has been accused of abandoning Scottish farmers over Brexit after the EU offered extra support for Irish agriculture if there’s no deal.
At least 43 patients in the north and north-east died last year as they waited to be discharged from hospital, it has emerged.
Fresh questions have been raised about a meeting between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond following the release of the official diary of the first minister’s chief of staff.
North and north-east hospitals are struggling to recruit radiologists despite the Scottish Government launching a global drive to attract more specialists.
The Highlands and Islands MSP behind controversial workplace parking charges has claimed the controversial levy is unlikely to be introduced in remote areas.
Tory MP Ross Thomson has referred himself to a disciplinary panel but wholly denied allegations he was escorted from a Westminster bar by police following complaints of “sexual touching”.
MSPs from the north-east have expressed concern about the cost of introducing 20mph speed limits in towns and villages, claiming it will cost Aberdeenshire Council £500,000.
The north MSP behind the parking tax was accused of not having “a clue” about how it will work as parties clashed over the controversial proposal at Holyrood.
MSPs last night backed calls for urgent action to tighten the regulation of fish farms and minimise the industry’s impact on the environment.
SNP ministers have been accused of failing to listen to people’s views on controversial proposals for a workplace parking charge.
SNP’s Linda Fabiani expected to chair Holyrood investigation into handling of complaints against Alex Salmond
Long-standing SNP MSP Linda Fabiani is the favourite to head-up the Holyrood investigation into the Scottish Government’s botched handling of harassment claims against Alex Salmond.
The body representing Scotland’s college sector last night claimed that lecturers’ “unreasonable” pay demands would lead to cuts to courses and student numbers.
Universities in Scotland have racked up a bill of almost £50million by paying off more than 1,550 staff in the last few years, it can be revealed.
Dozens of communications failures between aircraft and air traffic control on island routes have occurred in the last five years, it can be revealed.
Rural commuters in the north and north east will be “penalised” by Derek Mackay’s workplace car-parking charge, it was claimed yesterday.
Members of the public reported an average of 124 incidents of anti-social behaviour every day across the north and north-east last year, Police Scotland data has revealed.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to explore “all options” to help the 59 workers facing redundancy as a result of the closure of the Talk Talk call centre in Stornoway.
The Scottish Government has been urged to “get a move on” with the inquiry into the case of an Aberdeenshire man with learning difficulties who has spent his adult life in a maximum security hospital.
Derek Mackay yesterday paved the way for council tax rises across Scotland as he brokered a budget deal with the Greens that will also introduce a new levy on tourists.
Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has challenged the UK Government about the increasing amount of online form-filling required to claim Universal Credit.
Theresa May has given an “absolute” commitment that fishing rights will not be up for renegotiation with Brussels in the coming weeks.
Theresa May yesterday told the SNP to empower local government instead of “hoarding power” at Holyrood after Moray Council cuts were raised at Prime Minister’s Questions.
The Scottish Government and Greens were last night edging closer to striking a deal to get the budget through Holyrood - on the basis that local councils get more support.
Nearly two thirds of new teachers employed in north and north-east schools under a Scottish Government scheme to close the attainment gap are on temporary contracts.
The heart attack death rate in the Highland, Western Isles and Shetland council areas has gone up over the last decade, official data has shown.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has warned that Holyrood could lose its pro-independence majority if the Greens fail to support the Scottish Government’s budget.
Scottish MPs have given their verdict following the latest Brexit vote in Westminster last night.
SNP defy calls to step aside from chairing Holyrood investigation into handling of claims against Alex Salmond
The SNP yesterday defied calls to step down from chairing the Holyrood committee set up to investigate the Scottish Government’s botched handling of complaints into Alex Salmond.
Scotland’s retailers yesterday attempted to persuade Holyrood politicians to break their budget deadlock by warning that failure to pass the £33billion package would cause economic damage.